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Today's News

  • Wilberton was once 'Bulltown'

    This scene has played itself over several times in our county’s history.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1997 – Kelly McGinnis of Greenville was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the August 1996 murder of Greenville Attorney Tom Meyer.
    In a 4-3 vote, the Vandalia Board of Education rescinded penalties handed down to two students through enforcement of the district’s athletic policy.
    Nathan Graumenz of Vandalia won the state championship in the 135-pound weight class at the state wrestling finals in Champaign. Michael Mabry of VCHS placed fourth in the 125-pound class.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: Shown in a photo taken about 30 years ago are two neighbors and buddies who went to Jefferson School together.

  • Getting a start on water projects

    When he campaigned, President Donald Trump said he would make funds available for infrastructure. That would be good news for Vandalia, which needs to deal with a river intake that doesn't work and an aging water plant needing either significant work or replacement.
    That's not to mention our need for water and sewer line replacements, something that's obvious because of line breaks on a regular basis.

  • JH Volleyball

    Vandalia
    Seventh-grade regional – Vandalia lost to Roxana 18-25, 18-25. The seventh-graders ended their season at 11-5.

    Feb. 24 – Seventh-graders defeated Ramsey 23-25, 25-17, 16-14.
    Eighth-graders won 25-12, 9-25, 15-12.

    Feb. 23 – Seventh-graders defeated Hillsboro 25-14, 24-26, 25-18.
    Eighth-graders won 25-22, 25-12.
    Patoka
    Feb. 28 – Varsity lost to Altamont Lutheran 14-25, 14-25. Kassidy DeVall had three points and three aces.

  • SCC all-conference boys, girls teams announced

    The South Central Conference announced its all-conference squads for boys and girls basketball this week.
    Boys
    First team – Collin Baumgartner of Southwestern, Zach Golenor of Roxana, Kyle Lynch of Pana, Drake Paden of Hillsboro, Nick Price of Gillespie and Richie Well of Vandalia.
    Second team – Justin Bailey of Southwestern, Nathan Casey of Vandalia, Steven Fenske of Hillsboro, Adam Miller of Pana and Brady Simpson of Greenville.

  • SEB falls in regional play

    Playing without its leading scorer, St. Elmo/Brownstown was bumped from postseason play with a 64-47 loss to the host team last Wednesday at the IHSA Regional in Altamont.

  • Wrestlers fall to eventual state champ at state dual tourney

    In its quarterfinals match on Saturday morning at state, the Vandals ran into a buzz saw that later in the day was crowned state champion.

  • Four-Peat

    In the championship game of the IHSA Class 1A Regional at Findlay on Friday night, Patoka held a lead over Central A&M for most of the game. But, the Raiders went on a 10-0 run to go up by one with two minutes left.